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  • Summary: Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­-drawn epic from the ​creators of ​​Jotun. Resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-­changing caverns filled with hordes of terrifying enemies.
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Sundered - "Resist or Embrace" Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Aug 1, 2017
    92
    I can't say enough good things about Sundered. Developer Thunder Lotus Games took some risks by trying a few new things and fortunately, they all paid off. The visuals are top-notch, the combat is excellent, the upgrade system is robust, and the exploration is on-point. Sundered isn't just the best indie game I've played this year but one of the best games I've ever played period.
  2. Jul 31, 2017
    85
    You'll have to fight the frustration that naturally comes with learning curves as steep as Sundered's, but if you manage to stick with the game, you'll find a lot to love here.
  3. 80
    Sundered is a grandly accomplished Metroidvania effort that is complimented by some of the most beautiful 2D visuals to date.
  4. Aug 9, 2017
    73
    Sundered is an amazing looking game that is not too convincing when it comes to gameplay. The combat lacks depth and there are only a few boss fights that are truly entertaining.
  5. Aug 9, 2017
    70
    Sundered is a sight to behold, and has a unique world that I loved exploring. However, the controller-smashing cheapness of the combat, and iffy technical performance make it tough to recommend for those unwilling to embrace the grind and conquer the challenge.
  6. Jul 31, 2017
    64
    A missed opportunity for an artistically-inspired metroidvania game in desperate need for a corrective patch.
  7. Aug 16, 2017
    25
    I can’t recall the last time a game frustrated me as much as Sundered, and it’s not because of the game’s difficulty. It’s because it’s all so pointless. Countless deaths, endless repetition, thousands of sword swipes aimed blindly at illegible clouds of monsters… all endured with nothing gained, nothing learned, nothing I can bring with me to my next challenge. Jotun is one of my favorite indie debuts of the last few years. How its developers could follow it up with something as flatly wrongheaded as Sundered is entirely beyond my comprehension.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 5, 2018
    9
    .eu achei eu jogo com uma mecânica boa
    .jogo com certeza tem como seu maior ponto forte : seu visual lindíssimo
    .porem só não coloco um 10
    .eu achei eu jogo com uma mecânica boa
    .jogo com certeza tem como seu maior ponto forte : seu visual lindíssimo
    .porem só não coloco um 10 por que em questão de historia eu n entendi muito bem
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  2. Sep 8, 2017
    8
    It took me a couple of hours of play to determine whether or not I was enjoying Sundered. Travelling through nice-looking, but sameyIt took me a couple of hours of play to determine whether or not I was enjoying Sundered. Travelling through nice-looking, but samey environments (sometimes you reach a new area and the only visual difference is that that the screen changes color), being attacked by aggravatingly unrelenting hordes of creatures, frame rate stutters... I wasn't sure I was going to keep playing. Slowly but surely, however, I got drawn into the risk/reward loop: fighting, dying, getting a bit further on my subsequent run and spending my hard earned points for upgrades on my skill tree grew to be addictive. Plus of course finding new gear to unlock new maps, Metroidvania style.

    I wound up really liking Sundered, and would recommend it to anyone who wants a challenge. You will see your heroine, Eshe, get dragged down by tentacles (the equivalent of the 'YOU DIED' screen in Dark Souls) a lot of times, and you'll probably teach your PS4 a few words it's never heard when you finally succumb to a mob that will not stop coming, but the reward of getting a bit further and a bit stronger will keep those who like a challenge playing.
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  3. Dec 18, 2017
    7
    Sundered is a pretty and nice to look at game, but even in Version 1.08, it still suffers from stupid technical issues that really can killSundered is a pretty and nice to look at game, but even in Version 1.08, it still suffers from stupid technical issues that really can kill the fun...

    So I won't tell you what others did before, but certainly point out what the developers should have fixed BEFORE releasing the game. There are bothering micro freezes in every minute I played and if you've got a PS4 PRO, you have to untick the Boost-Mode! Having the Boost-Mode activated, results in micro-freezes every 5 to 10 seconds and makes it unplayable - what a joke! Several crashes and more than once stuck while loading gave me a sour feeling about the entire state of the game. If there are too many objects on screen, the framerate also drops badly and once, I had some strange super-stutter going on and I had to kill the game by myself. For a 2D Platformer and considering a PS4 machine, loading times are also way too long and appear too often as well.

    WHY is this game in such a horrible technical state?!

    And why giving it a 7? It actually deserved an 8 if it would be finished and playable without technical flaws. The style and mechanics are perfect, grinding, dying, leveling up, very motivating and satisfying. I didn't like the ending, as it basically does not exist. And, sorry to moan again, beside some Mini-Bosses, there are only 4 (!) big Bosses and 2 eventually get missed (different ending), depending on how you play. And I certainly didn't want to play it 3 times, even I liked it allot...
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  4. Aug 5, 2017
    6
    Pros :
    + Gorgeous animations
    + Looking good + Responsive controls + Huge skill tree + Rogue-like elements Cons : - Some framerate
    Pros :
    + Gorgeous animations
    + Looking good
    + Responsive controls
    + Huge skill tree
    + Rogue-like elements

    Cons :
    - Some framerate issues + microfreezes
    - Very long loading times
    - The map is boring to explore
    - Ennemies come in number and can be frustrating
    - Metroidvania part is flawed

    (Note : microfreeze issue seems to be resolved with update 1.07)
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  5. Sep 24, 2017
    3
    Fighting through an onslaught of thoughtlessly implemented enemies through uninspired level layouts does a disservice to a game with suchFighting through an onslaught of thoughtlessly implemented enemies through uninspired level layouts does a disservice to a game with such fluid animation and ultimately leaves me without want for seeing the magnificently colossal bosses. Expand